CUPE 8911, E-Comm ratify new collective agreement

VANCOUVER— Emergency Communications Professionals of BC, represented by CUPE 8911, have ratified a new three-year collective agreement with E-Comm Emergency Communications for British Columbia (E-Comm) that addresses important improvements to wages, benefits, and working conditions. The agreement, reached on May 3, focuses on the essential work of emergency operators and their crucial role in public […]

First Transit strike in Eastern Fraser Valley is BC Transit’s failure

CUPE BC president Karen Ranalletta says BC Transit ‘needs to get its head out of the sand’ For most public sector workers in this province, contract negotiations occur between their union and their B.C.-based, public sector agency employer representative. Strikes happen, but they seldom occur under progressive governments. However, when talks do break down over […]

<strong>UBC Research Assistants to join CUPE in the largest successful union organizing campaign in recent B.C. history</strong>

VANCOUVER— More than 3,200 Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs) who work at the University of British Columbia (UBC) will join B.C.’ s largest union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). GRAs will join CUPE 2278, the union that already represents Teaching Assistants, English Language Instructors, and Invigilators at UBC. “We’re proud to welcome Graduate Research […]

<strong>E-Comm, CUPE 8911 reach tentative agreement</strong>

VANCOUVER— E-Comm 9-1-1 (Emergency Communications for British Columbia Inc.) and Emergency Communications Professionals of BC (CUPE Local 8911) reached a tentative agreement late last night for a new three-year collective agreement. “This new deal modernizes our collective agreement with improvements to compensation, benefits, and support for B.C.’s first first responders who make sure there is […]